For ELO fans: The Hotel where ELO resided during the recording of Balance Of Power

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  1. ChristianL

    ChristianL Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Berlin, Germany
    I just come back from a two-week holiday trip to Fanconia. It was great. My wife and me made a jaunt to Egloffstein, a neat little village in the heart of Northern Bavaria, to have lunch at "Gasthof zur Post". I remembered about the credits of the album Balance Of Power, ELO resided at "Hotel zur Post" while recording a part of the album at Hartmann Digital in Untertrubach (a one horse town, just a few minutes away from Egloffstein).

    I was able to locate the hotel's guest book of 1985 and found a dedication from the band (Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan, Richard Tandy and their assistant Phil Copestake)

    Here's a photo of the "Gasthof zur Post" and the dedication in the guest book.

    BTW, another recording location was Nassau, Bahamas, quite the opposite of Egloffstein.
     

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  2. What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing the info and the pics. That guest book is too cool. I'd be hard pressed to not rip that page out for myself. ;)
     
  3. jl151080

    jl151080 Forum Resident

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    Very interesting. Thanks for the pics! :righton:
     
  4. Pug

    Pug Elitist Snob

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    Very cool! :cool:
     
  5. JorgeGvb

    JorgeGvb Corvette Lover

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  6. Jack Son #9 Dream

    Jack Son #9 Dream I Dig Love

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    That's awesome!

    :)
     
  7. kevintomb

    kevintomb Forum Resident

    VERY awesome...I assume you went their on your own...not to find that page..... :righton:
     
  8. Anders B

    Anders B Forum Resident

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    Christian - These pictures are awesome. Thanks for sharing these!! :righton:
     
  9. Chippoh

    Chippoh Forum Resident

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    This has to be the neatest threads ever started on this board.

    Nice bit of undercover work.

    Thanks!
     
  10. Gary

    Gary Nauga Gort! Staff

    Excellent! :D
     
  11. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now

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    Thanks for sharing! I saw ELO CDs in Frankfurt, Darmstadt, and Mannheim this week, but somehow, it's just not the same. ;)
     
  12. ChristianL

    ChristianL Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Berlin, Germany
    Hi All,
    I'm glad You enjoy this thread, thanks for the kind compliments.
    I felt very exiting while finding the guest book and taking the pictures, almost like a teenager hunting for his star.

    To be honest, for a moment I have been tempted to rip the sides out of the book. :shh: But I can tell You, it is a lot more fun to share the pics with You.

    Here is another pic from the guest book, this time it shows a small card with a dedication in German. I presume, someone from the ELO stuff (Phil Copestake ?) wrote it. It says: "Thanks to Mrs. Heid and the Stuff for the friendly service at the Hotel zur Post from ELO". Another shot from the Hotel is added, too.
     

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  13. dbz

    dbz Bolinhead.

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    I think the word is STAFF-great find and great Pics :righton:
     
  14. ChristianL

    ChristianL Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Berlin, Germany
    Thanks for pointing out that small but significant difference. :wave:
     
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